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About Christopher D. Janelle

Attorney Serving Berkeley County & Jefferson County, WV

Berkeley County attorney Christopher D. Janelle has a diverse skill set that allows him to take on a variety of cases with confidence. As a stickler for detail and preparation, his goal is to treat each and every client as his most important client. He respects and understands that he has been selected by each client to handle one of the most important matters of their life.

He takes that trust very seriously. With more than two decades of experience in the legal field, he is able to give clients reliable and authoritative advice, and he can try cases with the confidence that only comes from the experience of hundreds of prior trials. He has a specific focus on personal injury, and family law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1992

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia - 1992
  • Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1987

Representative Cases

  • Largent v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 671 S.E.2d 794, 222 W. Va. 789 (W. Va., 2008)
  • Wachter v. Wachter, 607 S.E.2d 818, 216 W. Va. 489 (W. Va., 2004)
  • Williamson v. Harden, 214 W. Va. 77, 585 S.E.2d 369 (W. Va., 2003)
  • Foster v. Good Shepherd Interfaith Vol., 202 W. Va. 81, 502 S.E.2d 178 (W. Va., 1998)
  • Poole v. Berkeley County Planning Com'n, 488 S.E.2d 349, 200 W. Va. 74 (W. Va., 1997)
  • Keesecker v. Bird, 200 W. Va 667, 490 S.E.2d 754 (W. Va., 1997)
  • West Virginia Ins. Co. v. Lambert, 193 W. Va. 681, 458 S.E.2d 774 (W. Va., 1995)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Eastern Panhandle Family Court Bar Association, Past President
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Eastern Panhandle, Board Member
  • Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • Berkeley County Development Authority, Past Member
  • Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary, Member

Speak to Berkeley County attorney Christopher D. Janelle
today during a case evaluation. Call (304) 867-0049!

Your Experience Matters

Our Current & Past Clients Share Their Experience
  • “His office staff was professional and polite and provided timely correspondence on very important Hearing dates.”

    Former Client

  • “Thank you, Mark, you are certainly an asset!”

    Former Client

  • “In two separate cases, Mark well exceeded my hopes in one and met them in another.”

    James

  • “Mr. Sutton worked diligently to resolve my case and obtain the most favorable outcome I could expect.”

    Former Client

  • “I understood everything that was going to happen through thorough explanation from Mark. ”

    Sharon

  • “Words can't describe how amazing this firm is!”

    Sarah L.

  • “Mark Sutton had all of the charges dropped! If you are like me and don’t know where to go, come talk to Mark Sutton.”

    Gerard

  • “Chris was truly my advocate. He listens, asks good questions to understand the situation, and went the extra mile in helping me through a difficult situation.”

    Micah W.

  • “ Divorce and custody battles are never easy but Chris Janelle and his legal assistant Len kept me informed.”

    John H.

  • “Very Knowledgeable!”

    Luke C.

  • “He’s knowledgeable and tried to understand my situation well.”

    Catherine

  • “Your choice of counsel is one of the most important decisions that you face when establishing your defense.”

    Former Client

  • “Frank is a total professional. If I need a lawyer in the future I will be using Sutton & Janelle.”

    Timothy W.

  • “No matter what changes there have been in our lives or in business (and there have been numerous!), all we need do is pick up the phone.”

    Renee A.

What makes Sutton & Janelle, PLLC stand apart from all the rest?

  • 60+ Years Of Collective Legal Experience

    With our extensive experience and proven track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your complex legal matter next. We have a complete understanding of the laws pertaining to your case and will fight tirelessly in order to exceed your expectations.

  • Personalized Attention Offered To Each Client

    When you enlist our supportive assistance, you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. We will not treat you as just another case number. We will not hand your case off to a paralegal. Our attorneys will personally handle each aspect of your case.

  • Boutique Firm Obtaining Large Firm Results

    We will prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way. We genuinely care about your success and will devote our time and energy to your case. We will inform you of your rights and help you make informed decisions. With our legal team in your corner, you may obtain the upper hand in court.

  • You Are Not Just A Case Number To Us

    We will treat you with the care, compassion, and respect that you deserve. We will work to understand your goals on a personal level so that we are better able to achieve them. Your success is our main priority. Let us serve as your zealous and trusted legal advocates.

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